Since 2004, Richard Shi has been a Professor in Electrical Engineering
at the University of Washington, Seattle,
where he joined in 1998. From 1994 to 1998 he worked for
part of Synopsys), Rockwell Semiconductor Systems
(now Conexant Systems), and
the University of Iowa.
He received a prestigious Doctoral Prize from
the Natural Science and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
and a Governor-General's Silver Medal in 1995
for his PhD Dissertation in Computer
His primary research interests are in the area of computer-aided design and test of VLSI circuits and systems. His recent research activities include also VLSI implementation of communication systems, three-dimensional VLSI circuits, and radiation-hardened electronics. He has supervised over 20 PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows.
Richard Shi was elected to a Fellow of the IEEE in 2005 for his contributions to computer-aided design of mixed-signal integrated circuits. He has received several awards for the research work done by him and his students, including NSF CAREER Award (1999), IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award (IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award, 2007), Best Paper Awards from IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (1998), IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (1999), and SRC Technical Conference (2003), and five Best Paper Award Nominations from ASP-DAC (1995), EuroDAC (1996), ASP-DAC (1998), ICCD (2001), and DATE (2005). He received a T.D. Lee (1957 Nobel Prize Winner) Physics Award, and was a finalist of the ACM Doctoral Disseration Award. In 2001, he was nominated by EE undergraduate students for the COE Outstanding Educator Award.
Richard Shi is a key contributor to IEEE std 1076.1-1999 language standard for the description and simulation of mixed-signal circuits and mixed-technology systems (VHDL-AMS). He was the founding Chair of IEEE International Behavioral Modeling and Simulation (BMAS) Conference. He was a Guest Editor and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems---Express Briefs.